Brexit planning

Please provide any Brexit impact assessments conducted by your council, or other forms of Brexit planning. If you haven’t undertaken any Brexit impact assessments please provide other forms of Brexit planning, as well as any notes for context.

The Council has examined the potential impacts of Brexit on the county’s economy and reported to the Council’s Corporate Infrastructure, Regulatory Services Scrutiny Committee on 31/01/2018.

 Please provide any emails relating to Brexit planning/the impact of Brexit.

Given the size of the council, the complexity of planning for and assessing the impacts of Brexit, the sheer number of emails generated by council officers and technical search capabilities we are unable to provide an effective response to this question. We have estimated that the work involved to search for, locate, retrieve and process potentially thousands of emails would take in excess of the 18 hours specified under the Freedom of Information Act Section 12 Cost of Compliance. Therefore this information is exempt. However, if you could narrow down your requirement either by date range or service type or both we may be able to investigate further.